Buckle up for a thrill ride unlike any other on racetracks around Texas. With high-speed adventures throughout the state, you can get behind the wheel of a real race car and learn how to drive like the pros.


Just outside of Fort Worth, you can race over to Texas Motor Speedway to get behind the wheel of an actual NASCAR race car or Indy-style race car. Once you’ve had your training and instruction, you’re free to fly, with no lead car to follow and no instructor ride-along. You’ll feel like a pro talking with your spotter over your two-way radio. And yeah, passing is allowed. If you prefer, you can always let a pro do the driving and hang on in the passenger’s seat. 

Texas Motor Speedway also hosts plenty of racing events, like the NASCAR All-Star Race if you’re a fan of watching the pros. You can even camp overnight at the track with your fellow NASCAR superfans.

In Houston, you can go on a joy ride with the wind in your hair at Houston Motorsports Park. Here, you can ride along or take the wheel of a NASCAR race car with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience – and you can even trade up to an open-air Formula 1 car. 

In addition, you can take your racing experience one step further at the AMG Driving Academy at Circuit of the Americas in Austin.  In this thrillingly immersive experience, you can learn high-performance driving techniques behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG. And if that’s not enough for your daredevil soul, you can learn to drift with gymkhana-style racing.  

From authentic NASCAR ride-alongs to high-speed driving lessons in a luxury racer, Texas’ race tracks are waiting to give you the trip of a lifetime. Hop behind the wheel and put the pedal to the metal for a heart-pumping experience you’ll never forget.